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president obama called the test a highly provocative act that test to regional stability. he want swift action. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> we're also keeping an eye on gas prices as they continue to rise over the bay area and around the nation. >> the state average right now a sitting at $4.60 for regular gasgallon of gas. >> in the bay area san francisco is sitting at $4.30. >> oakland $3.96. in san jose $3.98. >> and the soutnew this morninge international olympic committee has voted to drop the wrestling from the 2020 olympic program. >> the decision comes after the board convened to review the 26 journalists exports and remove one from a program of the 2020 games. >> eliminating one sport will allow the committee to at a news or to the program later this year. >> will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. 0ñ@Ñ >> welcome back the time is 40. >> and former member of the navy seals is breaking his silence about the raid that killed osama bin lot. >> there's more on the story. >> who shot osama bin lot? how did he die? we thought we knew from accounts of the raid. >> the
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
as the defense secretary with a filibuster. they insisted the obama administration must first answer more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in bidding gauzy, libya last september. though gold to move forward with hagels nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use of the social media cycled a google plus hang out " to express his frustrations. >> the federal aviation administration is looking for sites to test flight drones. they plan to create six a drone of test sites or around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of on unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of phones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that widespread road use will lead to a cold surveillance society " in which the public is constantly being monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened and sealed hearings concerning the chandra levy murder case. she was the washington intern who gained national atten
. >> president obama is considering weighing in on same-sex marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nut
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
and the bay area weather, stay tuned. . >>> time now 5:12, they released a photo of president barack obama shooting a gun. the president was asked recently if he had ever shot a gun and this picture shows that he has. >>> in just over two hours, president barack obama flies to the midwest taking his gun safety of proposals on the road. kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, this is the first time he is pushing his plan outside of washington, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama's trip starts in minnesota and he will meet with city police and other law enforcement officials before giving a speech on his gun safety proposals. officials have been studying ways to reduce gun violence for years and it's his first stop to win support for his proposals and he wants to limit views on the side of those on capitol hill. >> president barack obama has not done a good job with his relationship with congress. he is putting external pressure on them. >> he. >> reporter: he is not the only one putting pressure on them. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> east palo alto has
was hurt. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the white house says the six educators who lost their lives dedicated themselves to their students and their community. 20 children were also killed in that mass shooting on december 14th. a dozen other americans were will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 5:15 what that means for lee john panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. >>> time now 5:05. there is a new investigation at the california department of park and recreation maintained a hidden cash surplus for more than 20 years. that is longer than earlier reports. investigation by the california state auditor tracked the surplus that goes back to 1993. last july a $20 million hidden cash surplus at that agency was found. it came at the same time the department was moving to close down 70 state parks because of bu
already took votes and blame democrats in the senate and president obama. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt- limit negotiations in 2011. >> reporter: meanwhile, democrats say republicans want too many spending cuts in their long-term budget plan. no matter who is to blame, the department of homeland security says they could be in trouble. we could see problems with border patrol and security for starters. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. california senator dianne feinstein trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list of guns that would be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns list is to make clear that this would not affect hunting and sporting weapons. her bill would ban 167 specific firearms designed for military and law enforcement use. it would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >>> a family in illinois is in shock. their teenagedder -- daughter was -- teenaged daughter was gunned down fo
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
for choke off hagel as defense secretary has been delayed and president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed i
of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week. in announcements scheduled for later this morning the services expect to say the cut would mean a cost of saving of about $2 billion annually. the post office says the service will began in august. the the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. >> we will return to the upper 50s close to the 60 degrees more details on the next storm coming u
to go on a cruise a lot of people are not cruising again. still to come on kron 4 news obama talks gun-control. and we are going to look outside at the bridge president obama has called for restoring a ban on military style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. more than 22-hundred specific firearms would be exempt from this ban. senator dianne feinstein has also introduced a bill that would ban 157 specific firearms designed for the military and law enforcement. those made for >> here's video of the president friday in his hometown of chicago. in a speech at a local high school. he talked about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier friday, the president honored 18 americans with the citizens med
railings people have been camping out on the deck to get out away from the smell. president obama was in atlanta today. part of his road trip - to push his initiatives for his second term. he says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds. he visited a childhood education center and joked that he had to be home at the white house tonight -- in time for a valentine's day date with his wife. tomorrow the president will be traveling again -- this time in his hometown of chicago. the president is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people c
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown shooting. the six educators dedicated their lives to the students in the community. 20 children were killed in that mass shooting. dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 6:15 what that means for current defense secretary leon panetta. >>> expect to see more bikes on bart next month. bart may permanently expand access for cyclists. it will test allowing bikes during all phases of the day. starting march 1st cyclists you can bring your bikes on trains any time. as long as they are not in the first three cars of the train. most say they like being able to bring their bikes on board during commute hours. that was during a test last august. >>> 6:08 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. any problems? >> pam you were hesitant there. >> i was. i
, saying blocking a raise proposed by president obama will save $11 billion and well compensated federal employees can afford it. but democrats and even a few republicans say federal workers are be singled out for punishment by anti-government lawmakers. >> what is next for the carnival cruise line passengers and the cruise liner trying to clean up a major p.r. mess? and a major warning for anyone who bought jewelry at costco. >> good morning, carnival may have to come up with more than refunds, discounts and $500 for passenger to make up for thousands of passengers stuck at sea for days in the gulf of mexico. crisis management consultant says carnival needs to come up with use visible sign they are making improvements or it will have a long term image problem. the operator of website says fires on ships happen up to four time as year and investigators to look to see if there is a pattern. >> if you bought what you thought was a diamond ring at costco it could be a counterfeit rings have nothing to do with tiffany. >> staples will sell apple products after holding a meeting to announce t
to go pack to work, the new job that is coming with plenty of pay. a briefing from president obama is expected today plus your chance to hear him talk about issues important to the bay area . >> the first lady reveals what she is doing to deal with a life >> good tuesday morning, 5:52. we are on the storm watch. a look at at&t park you can see the sprinkles have begun with light puddling. mike will tell us when the heavy rain will move in the bay area. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts taking in effect in 10 days. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5
's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> pam: coming up at 5-30. president obama hits the road to talk gun control. even doing a little shooting himself -- we'll s navy seal, gunned down at texas shooting range. the man behind bars. and a u-s senator defends a tweet, calling one world leader a monkey. that more -- next at 5-30. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> gun control.back in the spotlight today. president obama hit the road.trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story, and tell us how the president is pushing his >> reporter: it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the presidnet does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for military type- assault weapons ban. but background checks is the area where there's more consencus. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree that there is time to do something. (cheers & applause) th
boulevard and obama bird ave. >> authorities say the man was light \ / \ not in a crosswk when he was struck. neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision. >> shoppers in redwood city may soon have to bring a bag or be prepared to pay for a paper one. >> the city council set to vote on a proposal that band's single use plastic bags at its march 11th meeting. the bags would not be allowed to all retailers except restaurants and nonprofits on top of the stores that, will charge 10¢ per paper bag. city officials say 42 million bags are used in redwood city each year the were not reduced the number by about 2 million per year. >> if is approved, the ban would go into effect april 20th fit. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. >> with are backed at 4:24. >> horror stories are trickling in from see as tugs slowly bring the ill- fated trial cruise ship into port. >> the carnival will make its way back to this lland this afternoon not a moment too soon for more than 3000 passengers was for dedication turned into a nightmare, lasting more than a week. >> renee
bay rights. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try and push the agenda he but ford in tuesday's state of the union address. today is making is taking his plans to expand preschool programs. the president is travel to georgia to pitch his plan. the plans to increase and preserve our options for prekindergarten children comes as president obama scene is went as well happen if leaders do not bart $85 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will and that domestic programs and national security. >> this morning we are hearing from a man whose family owns the camp at where christopher daughter's body is believed to have been found. kyle martin's family have the cabinet since 2004. they rented it out often for their family business. for nearly a week, i'll have been watching the man not play out on tv. what does that started tuesday, kyle's sister text it him to tell him swat teams were at their road at their cabin. what did you think when you saw your cabin, your cabin burning on live tv? >> it's kind of funny because we first heard it, i was in the car list
obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take affect in less than two weeks. the president will make his appeal during a white house yvette this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house says could be affected if state and local governments lose their federal money as a result of the cuts. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequester. the white house wants to offset the sequester with a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> mass cane will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be cannes for scorer opening day start. last season king was the team's best charter going 16 in 5 with a 2.79 e r a, pitching the franchise's first perfect game and starting the all-star game. manager bruce bochy would not reveal the order of the rest of the rotation. >> we continue to watch a gas prices this morning. the national average continues to rise, we are looking at $3.78 for a regular gallon of gas as the national price this morning. the sta
ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo bridge a
the administration's statements is regrettable. congressional republicans accused the obama administration of intentionally misleading the public about whether the attack was a protest gone awry or a planned terror attack. >> the democratic - controlled senate passes legislation to extend the federal government's ability to borrow new money. through mid- may. budget analysts estimate, it will give the treasury the ability to meet all federal spending obligations through at least the end of july. in exchange for temporarily suspending the debt ceiling debate. the bill requires lawmakers in both chambers of congress, to pass a budget by mid-april. or have their pay withheld. the measure now advances to president obama's desk to be signed into law. >> the next time a child is abducted near you, your cell phone may shriek to life with an alert message. a new national amber alert system officially rolled out to millions of cell phones. the alerts are automatically active on most newer phones. and they've already taken tens of thousands of people by surprise. the newly-expanded emergency alert s
with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in yemen in 2011. >>> 5:17. president obama is set to visit the middle east next month with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. it will be the first time he will visit israel since becoming president more than four years ago. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. white house says the trip will focus on the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >>> leaders of the boy scouts of america will vote today on whether or not to keep a ban on gay members. if approved a new proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to handle the issue. president obama weighed in on the debate in an interview with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley. he says it's time for change. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. >> the boy scouts of america has more than two million members nationwide. >>> the san jose city council will decide next week if it will get involved in the su
's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are you ready for rain? >> not really. >> i got news for you. it's coming. >> we have a couple of days to wait. >> okay. we have today. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. a blanket of clouds early on. it's keeping the temperatures from getting too cold. temperatures yesterday in the 30s and 40s. today in the 40s. so a little chilly but not as cold as yesterday and by the afternoon, well, we have a few more clouds coming our which as we have a cold front sliding in toward the bay area. high pressure kind of moving out of the way now. so this is
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple any
:00 this afternoon. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try to push you gently put forward in tuesday said of the union address today he is talking his plans to expand preschool programs. >> the president is traveling to georgia to pitch his plan. the push to increase and preserve options for free kindergarten children comes as president obamas team is warning congress will have a clear to not avert a $5 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will impact domestic programs and national security. >> if today we are expected to hear from the national rifle association, a director responded to president obama said of the union address. >> obamas was called to vote on tougher gun laws. >> if the nra's speech comes one day after iits executive vice president road and opened ed called stand and fight on the conservative news web site, the city caller--the daily call her. in it, he should rally cry for gun owners, saying the americans are getting ready to protect themselves. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was n
there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the s
for difficult dry. i am try to deter you. --a difficult drive the. >> president obamas pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect unless and two weeks. >> the president will make his appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by a merger to responders, a group of workers that white house says could be affected and state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts. >> the 85 million--the 85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. >> the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> we're learning of a possible motive and the newtown, conn. massacre. >> cbs news, citing sources close to the case, is reporting that adam lanzsa, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary on december 14th, was obsessed with another mass murder. >> the reporter says,lanza was fascinated with anders breivik, the metal killed 77 people in norway in 2011. reports indicate lanza wanted to top that death toll. the sources in the re
. they're now grounded. white house officials say president obama will ask congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic cuts across the board that art scheduled to kick in march 1st. heat the president will make his request tuesday afternoon and a public statement at the white house. the automatic cuts, if they're allowed to proceed, could require widespread layoffs and indiscriminately affect defense programs in domestic spending accounts. white house officials say congress needs more time to work out a 10 year plan worth more than one trillion and deficit reduction. >> jackie sissel the live in san francisco taking a look at the gas prices. >> they are going up. this past january was the second most expensive january ever for gasoline. the chevron and standards as the $3.95 as the guest for regular unleaded gasoline. it is up 24¢ in the last month. these numbers are brought to you by triple a, four california. $3.93 is the average. that is up 33¢ and last month, up 14¢ and as the last seven days. that puts
is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archiv
. >>> passionate plea from president obama about gun control, among many other things, during his state of the union address. this as he hits the road today to rally support for his proposal. let's get to chuck todd. >> good morning, savannah. the speech was really a tale of two speeches. there was the traditional state of the union part of it. a speech that was filled, dominated by the economy and other familiar-sounding domestic proposals, but then it was an unusual, emotional ending to the speech. and it's that that will probably leave the lasting impression. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: an emotional refrain to end president obama's state of the union address, as the president invoked victims of gun violence in america. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democ
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackou
to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there receiving the highest honor? >> very emo
starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
enrollments in to the program. yesterday the obama administration cited budget concerns as the reason for scaling back. the program is currently serving more than 100,000 people. they will not loose their coverage during this suspension. >>> enrollment in the federal job corp program has come to a halt. the program is at a stand still while they investigate 100 million-dollar short fall. the budget problem will prevent about 30,000 young people from getting job training this year. the program will stop taking any new enrollees until at least june 30th. >> if you are look for a job you may find one at great america. the park needs to fill thousands of jobs for this upcoming season. the park wants cashiers, parking attendants and more. about 2500 positions open and they are also looking for preformers for singers, dancer, costume characters and techs. opening day is scheduled for march 29th. >> bunnies are swarming cars in deposit very. they have been hopping under vehicles at the denver airport, they enjoy the warmth from newly parked cars and light to chew on the wiring. mechanics i
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to the scene. >> new this morning, president obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks. the president will make an appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house aide to be affected if state and local government was federal money as a result the cuts. >> the 85 billion in across- the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeting spending cut and taxes. >> matt cain will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be ks first career opening day start, 10ttim linmecum started the previous four openings. last season came with the team's best starter going 16 and 5 with a 2.79 era. pitch in the franchise's first perfect game is starting the all-star game. can also talk about any of the giants three playoff clinching win. 2011 cy young winner clayton kershaw will be on the mound for the dodgers. the manager of the giants would not reveal the
the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a new commercial for a british chocolate company is raising eyebrows online. in it audrey hepburn is from beyond the grave 20 years after her death thanks to cgi technology. folks lighting up with criticism. her sons released the statement said they're proud of the commercial and that her mother always loved chocolate. it's beautifully done. pretty amazing to see. nine minutes after the hour. back to matt now. >>> we have a big storm on the northeast but we're on the warm side of of it. >> exactly. there's a lot of rain, a lot of wind. it's going to continue for the next 12 hours. along the coast we're looking at rain, inland we're expecting snow. snowfall ams as you can see, we've got winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretching from missouri into new england. the rainfall amounts, about a quarter inch of rain to half an inch but snow anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of rain north of boston into upstate new
chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly a
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